March 23, 2016

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Wednesday 23rd March 2016

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 KNOT (Chris Needham per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings (SE4302) – 4 Buzzard, 2 Mute Swan, 22 Tufted Duck, 10 Pochard, 5 Mallard, 5 Gadwall, 1f Goosander, 1f Goldeneye, 6 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 76 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 219 BH Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 8 Canada Geese, 7 Greylag, 2 Wigeon, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Oystercatcher and 1 WILLOW TIT (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYBrickworks Pond – 2s Chiffchaff (J Thompson per Alan Whitehouse on today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYManvers Lake to Adwick – 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Fieldfare, 1 WILLOW TIT (Chris Needham per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302)BEARDED TITS (ho), 5d Buzzard, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 4 (3m+1f) Common Scoter, 6 Goldeneye, 5 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, 3 Pink-footed Geese, 6 Sparrowhawk (Bernard Emson, Adam Hutt and John Law per Twitter and today’s RSPB DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYTPT (Wombwell Ings to Bolton Ings) – 1s Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Heron over, 1 Kestrel (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 98 Canada Geese, 9 Greylag, 3 Shelduck, 156 Wigeon, 17 Teal, 16 Tufted Duck, 16 Mallard, 12 Shoveler, 10 Pochard, 6 Gadwall, 2 Goosander, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 10 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 1 Peregrine through at 9.45am, 12 Golden Plover, 3 Lapwing, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 BAR-TAILED GODWIT, 1 Snipe, 31 BH Gull, 2 Common Gull, 4+ Skylark, 3 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush and 2 Song Thrush (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and Gary Stones)

DON VALLEYRawmarshHaugh Road – 1d/p Buzzard, 8 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Grey Partridge, 4p Lapwing in fields, 1 Green Woodpecker, 6+s Skylark, 55 Fieldfare, 1 Song Thrush, 1s Yellowhammer, 2 Bullfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYThorpe Marsh (SE5909Z) – 1 Barn Owl, 1 Kestrel, 55 Wigeon, 1 WILLOW TIT (Neil Shaw)

DON VALLEY Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 1 KITTIWAKE (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 Corn Bunting, 2 Oystercatcher, 4 Redshank, 2 Snipe, 1 Stonechat (Ryan McClarence and Chip Rhodes). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

POTTERIC CARR (SE5900) – 1 OSPREY E @ 1115UTC (M T Clayton). For further detail see today’s POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS

CONDOLENCES FROM THE DDOS

Dave Carroll has passed us the sad news that John Lintin Smith, a photograher who has been a regular speaker at the DDOS since the 1970s and was involved in the long-term nest-box monitoring project at Potteric until last year, has sadly passed away on Monday this week. Our condolences go to his family and friends.

“Say No to the New Build YWT’s New Visitor Centre” #keepspurnwild

Spurn is an are of natural beauty, please protect this national and unique treasure for ALL of us to enjoy – visitors, residents and future generations.
The YWT should use their existing visitor centre ‘the Blue Bell Visitor Centre’ which was given to them NOT a new-build!
Why would you wish to spoil the fantastic view down the peninsula with a 2 store building over six and a half metres tall and a large car park?
Spurn Bird Observatorry publicly announce their strong opposition to the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s plans. A strong statement that the proposed visitor centre is in totally the wrong location from a conservation, recreational disturbance & bird welfare point of view.
To sign the ipetition objecting to the proposal go to GAZPICSVIEW.WORDPRESS.COM

NEW SPURN BIRD OBSERVATORY

Spurn Bird Observatory opens it doors for the first time on Sunday March 27 2016. To be one of the first to stay at the new observatory building call Paul or Rael on 01964 650479 and book a bed for the night.

Charge out rates can be found on our website www.spurnbirdobservatory.co.uk. Free Wi Fi is included plus access to the bird observatory garden.

DONT DELAY BOOK TODAY!

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast but dry throughout. Visibility: moderate/ good througout. Temperatures: +6.1° to +8.6°C. Wind: very light throughout, WNW/W occasionally NW until midday; then WSW/W occasionally SW. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1017hPa falling slowly through the day ending on 1014hPa by late afternoon, then rising slowly to end on 1017hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

See DONCASTER BIRDING PHOTOGRAPHS

MOON PHASE – Full.

Crown copyright 2016, the Met Office


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